Monday, Sept. 30, at 7:08 a.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Dassel Fire Department, Dassel Rescue, Gold Cross Ambulance, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Minnesota State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries near the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and 735th Avenue, in Dassel Township. Bruce Resch, 50 years old, from Royalton, Minn., was driving a 2007 Peterbilt Semi pulling an empty flatbed trailer eastbound on U.S. Highway 12, when it collided with a 2006 Volkswagen passenger car driven by Kristofor Tanner, 23 years old, from Dassel.
The driver of the Volkswagen died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash, and the driver of the semi, Bruce Resch, was not injured. There were no passengers in either vehicle. This crash is currently under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.